|Vogue April 2012 by Mert and Marcus|
|Vogue January 2005 by Mario Testino|
Now I would like to jump to the point of her being on the SHAPE issue:
While virtually every woman has, had or will have cellulite at some point in her life, not every woman gets the opportunity to be photoshopped and have her flaws erased for the whole world to see. As much as I don't think Jennifer is a worthy cover girl, I do think that she looks excellent for a woman who has two small children and is approaching middle age. I am pretty sure Anna and her cronies would never let the real and untouched body of Jennifer Lopez grace their pages. Why? because Vogue is out to promote unhealthy and unrealistic standards of what a woman should look like and that my friends is disgusting. Jennifer should be proud of her body and her imperfections and for a woman that sings a song called "I'm Real" she should have taken a stance and said no to over retouching and showed that we can still be beautiful flaws and all. Clearly that isn't the case on either side. I though Vogue was changing for the better this year with the incredible Meryl Streep and Adele as cover girls. I thought the dynamic of beauty was becoming broader but yeah guess not.
Now my issue with the cover is that Jennifer looks mean, manly, typical and her hair looks like it could use a good scrub a dub dub. And the ocean backdrop...Again? Ooh J.Lo is Latina so we obviously have to put her in red because that's MUY CALIENTE! (say this whole line in a WASPY, Vogue voice for the full experience) The Bottega Veneta Spring 2012 gown is gorgeous but typical and they could have gone a whole different way with this cover. Plus, it's so 90's looking. I guess Anna Wintour is holding on to the days where she was actually relevant and innovative.
There are so many worthy, beautiful and real women that have yet to be on the cover of Vogue and should be: Zooey Deschanel (pretty please?), Sofia Vergara, Katy Perry just to name a few and I think it's time for Anna to give up her hard-on for Victoria Beckham and give the successful designer a freakin' cover already!!
What do you guys think of the April 2012 cover? Who do you think is worthy of a coveted US Vogue cover?